Sweet entries sought for State Fair contest
The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair 2013 is seeking entries for its “Pies, Jams & Jellies” contest Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27.
There is no entry fee and everyone is invited to enter, organizers said.
Contestants should enter the Fairgrounds, 6072 Airline Highway, at Gate 4 and park in the parking lot to the left. Go to the white metal building for check-in between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Roy Carnegie at (225) 235-5630.
Wine tasting to benefit Hospice of Baton Rouge
A wine tasting event to benefit Hospice of Baton Rouge will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Circa 1857, the antique mall at 1857 Government St.
Cost is $20 per person.
The “Wine Tasting Experience” is sponsored by Calandro’s Select Cellars and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Yvette Marie’s Café.
The event is hosted by Artists Inside Circa 1857, Décor route, Mosaic Garden, My Louise, Rue Cou Cou, Sally’s Circa 1857 and Yvette Marie’s Café.
Farmers market reopens on Tuesdays
The Red Stick Farmers Market has reopened its Tuesday market from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Unitarian Church at 8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge.
The market also operates 8 a.m. to noon markets on Thursdays at 6400 Perkins Road behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center (enter off Kenilworth Parkway) and on Saturdays at Fifth and Main streets in downtown Baton Rouge.
The Saturday market operates rain or shine. If raining, the farmers market is inside the Galvez garage.
The Tuesday and Thursday markets operate weather permitting.
The Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market operates weekly, weather permitting, from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Scotlandville Library, 7373 Scenic Highway; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Star Hill Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive; 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St., and noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays at McKinley Alumni Center, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.
Pop-up dinner features Purloo chef Hughes
VOM FASS, the vinegar, oil and liqueur shop at 5725 Magazine St., New Orleans, will host a pop-up dinner featuring chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Cindy Johnson of Select Wines will co-host the event.
Cost is $65 plus tax and gratuity and includes a five-course dinner, wine pairings and a specialty cocktail.
Reservations are required; call (504) 302-1455.
Emeril’s Delmonico slates beer dinner
Diners will enjoy exclusive beers from NOLA Brewing Co. paired with Creole cuisine during a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Emeril’s Delmonico, 1300 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.
In addition to chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio’s offerings, the event will feature NOLA Brewing’s Mango-Pineapple Saison and limited edition Swamp Grape Escape.
Cost is $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; call (504) 525-4937.
This fall, NOLA Brewing partnered with the Colorado-based New Belgium Brewery to produce a limited edition batch of the Swamp Grape Escape, a Belgium single ale made with muscadine grape juice.
The ale is only available in New Orleans and will not be reproduced.
Additionally, the special Mango-Pineapple Saison was donated exclusively for the Emeril’s Delmonico beer dinner.
The menu will include Gulf shrimp and ham-stuffed mirliton, almond-crusted speckled trout; beef cheek crepinette and gateau de sirop with muscadine sorbet.
Historic N.O. homes open for kitchen tour
Seven of the historic homes on Allard Boulevard in New Orleans’ Mid City will open their kitchens for the Cirque de Cuisine Kitchen Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
All proceeds will benefit the Culinary Innovation Center and Community Kitchen in the new location of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
The kitchens are old and new, uniquely styled and built to serve a variety of functions, organizers said.
The street is lined with oak trees planted in 1908 by the city. There will be treats from local restaurants along the way.
Among those providing food and drink are Herbsaint; the Spirit of New Orleans; Dickie Brennan; chef René Bajeux; Regina Keever, of Bayona; Cool Brew Coffee; Purloo; Carmo Café; Feed Me Eat Pretty; Langlois Culinary Crossroads; Central Coast Wine & Food; Angelo Brocato’s; and Pearl Wine Co.
Books and other culinary items will be on sale in the houses and in the street.
A raffle for fun and unique items such as Panama hats, an induction burner and various one-of-a-kind cookbooks will be held, with tickets available throughout the day and a drawing at 3:45 p.m.
Tickets for the kitchen tour and the raffle can be purchased online at southernfood.org/cirque-de-cuisine/ or on the day of the event at Rouses supermarket.
For more information, contact Liz Williams at (504) 569-0405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rougaroux rums paired in dinner at Criollo
Criollo Restaurant, in partnership with Donner-Peltier Distillers, will hold “The Legend of the Rou-Ga-Roux,” a spirited five-course dinner featuring pairings with hand-crafted Rougaroux Rum cocktails, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Joe Maynard, chef de cuisine at Criollo, said the dinner will be a modern twist on the Cajun legend of the Rougaroux.
Cost is $90 inclusive per person, and advance reservations are required.
Call (504) 681-4444.
Criollo is in the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans.
Compiled by Advocate staff